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AUSTRALIAN.

(Rader's Telegrams.) Sydney, April 17. The receipts of the exhibition since the opening have amounted to L 42,462. His Excellency the Governor has assented to the Education Bill, which was introduced by Government. Sydney, April 19. At an open-air meeting on Saturday night, at which 1,800 persons were present, resolutions were passed endorsing the action of the Legislative Council in amending the Stamp Duties Bill. Oompagnoni, a well-known confectioner and one of the largest caterers for the supply of refreshments at the Exhibition, has become insolvent. Adelaide, April 17. Flour is worth LlO 2s. Gd, per ton. The Orient steamship Cuzco has arrived from Plymouth. Melbourne, April 17. Reports are gaining ground that Murray Smith will probably be offered the AgentGeneralship. The sugar market is active.

INTERPROYINCIAL. Grahamstown, April 19. A young chemist named Melton, a son of the late Mayor of Parnell, was found dead in his bed this morning, having evidently been dead twenty-four hours. It is supposed he was poisoned by laudanum, but whether taken intentionally or otherwise is not known. Thames, April 19. A fire occurred in a cottage in McKay street, Thames, lately occupied by Mrs Brien, formerly of the Bendigo Hotel. It was insured for LSO in the National Office. An enquiry will be held. James William Mapper, proprietor of the “Commercial Gazette,” has been committed on two charges of obtaining money under false pretences. Hawbra, April 17.

The usual monthly Parihaka meeting takes place to-day. Titokowaru and a good many natives have gone to be present. Surveys of native reserves are going on favorably and without interruption. The constabulary are going on with the road works but slowly, as they have instructions to clear through heavy flax country, two chains wide. No one can comprehend the object of delaying the progress of the road work. They are doing all this extra and unnecessary land clearing on each side of the road. New Plymouth, April 19. A volcanic eruption is taking place on the Sugar Loaves, near the harbor works. A strong sulphurous smell prevails for a considerable distance off. Steam is observed coming from a fissure in the rock. The fissure from which the steam comes is 18 inches long by 12 inches deep. Napier, April 17. The policemen have returned after an unsuccessful search for a horse stealer who is supposed to have stolen 12 horses. He was last heard of at Omahau, and he then got to Te Ante and stole another horse, and rode to Seventy Mile Bush. There all traces were lost. Napier, April 19. Steps are being taken to get up a winter steeplechase. We understand that the Pacing and Jockey Clubs will unite to make the meeting a success. Wellington, April 17. At the meeting of fire brigades last evening it was resolved to disband on Monday, without giving the City Council time to consider the question of subsidy. Only four chief officers and two others dissented. The meeting was very lively throughout. It is reported that a valuable discovery ef copper has been made in Manawatu ranges. A prospecting party' leave tonight to make an inspection. Wellington, April 19.

The stewards of the Wellington Pacing Club contemplate holding a spring meeting at the end of November, but nothing can be definitely settled until the annual meeting, which is to be held shortly. A number of men have arrived from the country, seeking employment. It is stated that the police made another raid on the hotels yesterday, and have laid informations against five publicans for Sunday traffic. Nelson, April 19.

The tender of the owners of the Anchor Line of steamers for the mail service of the West Coast of the Middle Island, which was formerly performed by the Union Co.’s steamer Maori, has been accepted. Balclutha, April 19.

A fire occurred at Mr Wood’s farm, Waitepeka, on Saturday afternoon, when 1000 bushels of threshed oats, one stack containing 2000 bushels, and a barn, were consumed. There is no insurance, and the origin of the fire is unknown. No suspicion of arson is entertained. Timaku, April 17. Several perjury cases against McLeish, arising out of the seizure of sheep some weeks ago, have 'been abandoned at the; Magistrate’s Court to-day. A woman named Graff, whose husband is up country, proceeded against one Jonathan Allpress for assault. The case excited much amusement. The prosecutrix alleged that on Thursday last Allpress called at her house for a small account, and, as he failed to get his money, he forcibly extracted a kiss. Allpress stoutly denied the endearments, and the case had finally to be adjourned till to-morrow, to enable Mrs. Graff to produce corroboratory evidence.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 89, 20 April 1880

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 89, 20 April 1880

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